Welcome to Camping in Kerry at
Mannix Point (Mortimer’s)
Ring of Kerry, Ireland.

Open: Easter – 15th September

Cahersiveen, Ring of Kerry, South West Coast of Ireland,
on The Wild Atlantic Way

I know and love this area very well so whatever your question, try me and I am likely to have the answer. If not, I’ll know where to find it.

I was born in nearby Cahirciveen a long, long time ago. It takes me fifteen minutes to walk to town, sometimes twenty to walk back. At night you will need a torch. The 300 metre lane from the Ring of Kerry road to the park is not lit.

Cahirciveen (The stone fort of little Sive) is a small rural town on the rugged south-west coast of County Kerry.
“One wonders in this place why anyone is left in Dublin or London or Paris, when it would be better, one would think, to live in a tent or hut, with this magnificent sea and sky, and to breath this wonderful air which is like wine in one's teeth.” (George Bernard Shaw)

Our remoteness gives the town a very special character and atmosphere. We have the highest average temperature in Ireland and air which is cleaned by 3000 miles of Atlantic Ocean. This is why you will find a profusion of both native wild flowers and exotic species reminiscent of Madeira or South Africa or New Zealand.
Cahersiveen is the Capital Town in the newly established Kerry International Dark-Sky Reserve with many great stargazing spots nearby.
Many visitors remark on the friendly and helpful nature of the people of this area. The colourful houses and shops reflect the cheerfulness of its inhabitants. By the way, there are four ways of spelling the name of the town: Cahirciveen, Cahirsiveen, Caherciveen and the locally preferred way Cahersiveen. If that is not sufficiently confusing try the original Cathair Saidhbhín.


Caherciveen is a thriving little town.It is the principal shopping and administrative centre for south-west Kerry with excellent restaurants and pubs. Seafood is our speciality, fresh from the Atlantic.

I enjoy living in an area of outstanding natural beauty and hope that you will enjoy it also.